For someone with an illness or injury, undergoing medical care can be highly stressful. Should you discover that your condition isn’t improving because of errors that doctors and other medical personnel made, your stress will surely increase.
Our medical malpractice attorney in Havre de Grace, MD, is ready to help you receive a fair settlement after a doctor’s mistake. You should not have to suffer further because of this error. We will represent you from start to finish in your case. You can learn more about your pursuing legal action during a free consultation today.
You Can Seek Action for a Medical Malpractice Injury
When you see a doctor about an illness or injury, you expect to receive professional treatment and successful results. This happens most of the time. However, for those times where the doctor makes an error and adds to your pain and suffering, you may end up with extra medical bills and more time off from work. This did not need to happen. Had the doctor treated you properly, you would not have increased financial pressure on your family.
Although it can seem odd to accuse a medical professional of making a mistake, such errors do happen. You should not have to suffer financially because of the error. This situation is unsettling. People naturally want to believe doctors do not make errors. However, when the facts show that your visit to the doctor turned out incredibly wrong, you have the right to hold that doctor accountable for his or her actions.
How do I Know if I Can Afford a Maryland Medical Malpractice Attorney?
The team at MD Accident Law works on a contingency fee basis when taking on a medical malpractice case. This means we do not require clients to pay any money up front to hire our team. Instead, our fee comes from a percentage of the final settlement amount.
If we do not win a settlement for you, we do not receive payment. We understand that you may be having quite a bit of stress about your finances in a medical malpractice situation. We will not add to that stress by charging you a fee ahead of time.
For a free legal consultation with a medical malpractice lawyer serving Havre de Grace, call (410)886-6215
We Can Help You Determine the Strength of Your Case
If you are unsure whether your doctor’s error rises to the level of a medical malpractice situation, we can help. Our medical malpractice lawyer serving Havre de Grace handles these types of cases regularly. We know how to find the evidence and facts that will strengthen your claim.
Our medical malpractice lawyers have a clear understanding of the way the law works in Maryland. For example, we know how Md. Cts. & Jud. Proc. Code § 3-2C-01 defines qualified experts, helping us find the right people to give testimony for you.
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Making Sure Your Case Fits the Definition of Medical Malpractice
When you meet with us for a free initial consultation, our Havre de Grace medical malpractice attorneys will work to fully understand your concerns. We will take the time to figure out the most important aspects of your case. We can provide advice on how to proceed, as well.
Some medical errors that could reach the level of medical malpractice include:
- Using an unproven treatment method
- Applying a treatment using incorrect steps
- Making errors in medication administration
- Making errors in applying anesthesia
- Making errors during surgery
- Unnecessarily delaying diagnosis or treatment
- Mistakes in treating the mother or baby during childbirth
- Mistakes in prenatal care
We Will Keep Your Case on Track
One thing that tends to happen to victims of medical malpractice who choose not to hire an attorney is that the insurance company delays the proceedings. The insurer may hope that by delaying the case, the victim will become tired of waiting and will settle for a smaller amount.
When you hire our medical malpractice Havre de Grace lawyer, rest assured that we always work hard to move your case forward as quickly as possible. We will adhere to state laws regarding the medical malpractice statute of limitations, which is five years, according to Md. Cts. & Jud. Proc. Code § 5-109.
We will work to settle your case as quickly as possible. However, we will not sacrifice your chances of winning the largest possible settlement to speed things along.
How Much Can I Recover in a Medical Malpractice Case?
Our team cannot guarantee that you will win a certain amount in your malpractice claim. Each case that we take on is different. The actual amount any of our clients could win will depend on the facts in the case.
If you suffered life-changing or lingering additional injuries because of the error at the hospital or in the doctor’s office, you could win a larger settlement. For those whose additional injuries are minor and heal within a few weeks, the settlement will be smaller.
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Variable Awards are Possible in These Cases
Awards in these cases can range from several thousand dollars to seven-figure amounts. We will work toward the maximum award that we can obtain from the insurance company on your behalf.
At some point during the negotiations, the malpractice insurance company will likely offer you a settlement amount. We can give you advice on whether we think you should accept the award, continue negotiations, or go to trial. However, the final decision always rests with you.
We know how insurers treat victims in cases like this. Our malpractice attorneys in Havre de Grace know how to counteract these techniques from insurers. We always work to protect your interests in the most professional manner possible.
Call Us Today for a Free Medical Malpractice Case Review
We understand the frustration victims feel when they have health problems related to the mistakes of medical personnel. You can trust the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow to treat you and your case with professionalism and respect. You also can trust that we will fight as hard as we can for your desired outcome.
Contact our team of Havre de Grace malpractice lawyers today for a free consultation about your case. Call us at (410) 777-8960 today to get started.